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December the 8th

Eddie Mair | 07:11 UK time, Friday, 8 December 2006

and Joangemma sends this from Christmas Day 2005, of a frozen lake just outside Stockholm.



  1. At 08:48 AM on 08 Dec 2006, Fearless Fred wrote:

    Brrrr! It makes me feel cold just looking at that photo...

  2. At 08:50 AM on 08 Dec 2006, Belinda wrote:

    Ah! Now that really does remind me of home! It's the only time that you can claim to have actually walked on water...

  3. At 09:41 AM on 08 Dec 2006, Rufus T. Firefly wrote:

    You've gotta remember, it's damn slippery out there.

  4. At 09:57 AM on 08 Dec 2006, Gladys Friday wrote:

    -While ice-skating, my friend had a nasty fall, sliding face-downward 20-feet across the ice. The rink doctor examined him and decided there was nothing he could do for him or the large bruise on his forehead. "Would you like some ice for that?" he offered.

  5. At 10:04 AM on 08 Dec 2006, KitT wrote:

    Wonderful as WoYW is, hands up all those on the team who NEVER want to see another photo of a kitchen or steering wheel EVER again?

  6. At 10:16 AM on 08 Dec 2006, Mark Intime wrote:


  7. At 10:18 AM on 08 Dec 2006, Big Sister wrote:


    See you on the ice?

    Have a good Friday!

  8. At 10:21 AM on 08 Dec 2006, Fifi wrote:

    How long before Eddie says:

    "See you on the ice at five"?

  9. At 10:23 AM on 08 Dec 2006, Vyle Hernia wrote:


    Hands down for me. I'm still waiting to see my steering wheel picture appear on this wonderful site. I did take a picture of the LH front door pillar, if you'd prefer that!

  10. At 10:31 AM on 08 Dec 2006, Sir Huge wrote:

    Joangemma perhaps prompted by Eddie's much-loved "See you on the ice at 5"?

  11. At 10:38 AM on 08 Dec 2006, Big Sister wrote:

    Fifi (see 7 and 8): We are true sisters under the skin! Or, should that be, on the ice? ;¬)

  12. At 10:50 AM on 08 Dec 2006, Storm Chaser wrote:

    How many photographers does it take to change a light bulb?

    50 - One to change the bulb, and forty-nine to say, "I could have done that!"

  13. At 10:52 AM on 08 Dec 2006, KitT wrote:

    Vyle - I'm only peeved I couldn't take part,
    I'm sure my steeringwheel/kitchen/office/dog/cat/rabbit/moose
    would have been just as fascinating....

  14. At 10:53 AM on 08 Dec 2006, Susan Orty-Boyden wrote:

    Vyle Hernia (9)?

    Don't worry, some day your prints will come.

  15. At 11:08 AM on 08 Dec 2006, Belinda wrote:

    There's a moose? Darn, why didn't I take a picture of that?!

  16. At 11:35 AM on 08 Dec 2006, Vyle Hernia wrote:

    Susan (and all)

    You can find pages 8 and 9 by going to

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/news/pm/galleries/767 and .....768 respectively.

    My prints haven't come yet, though.

  17. At 11:42 AM on 08 Dec 2006, Donny Gaul wrote:

    Hi Hi Hi Eddie and Happy Friday people.

    Ridiculously happy, can’t stop smiling. Loved the Window on the World idea. Let's do it all again next Tuesday.

    I spent last night with a load of French people drinking Beaujolais, their accents sound so put on it’s really funny. I had a row about the fact that the French have four different names for a fillet, a French guy said they didn’t and he was a chef but he was 100% wrong. Yeeeeeees ! Filet mignon, cote du boeuf, chateaubriand and I can’t remember the other one. Off to see James Bond this eve and then cooking on gas, the whole weekend, gonna try and master Heston’s 24 hour steak.
    Be lucky people, must dash, I have to figure out whether to sacrifice my spare room to make way for a bigger kitchen. I've sent Ed my photo of the kitchen - great idea.
    I think it has to be done, cooking is becoming my life. I hope you all have a bloody fantastic weekend, you deserve it.

    P.S. I asked a French guy to put togezer a sentence with the words green, pink and yellow in it, he said,
    “Zees morning zee phone went green green, so I pink it up and said yellow.”

    Ha ha ha ha ha.

  18. At 11:44 AM on 08 Dec 2006, Fifi wrote:

    Big Sister (11) : it seems we have a brother under the skin too, in the svelte form of Sir Huge (10).

    Now just think ... if there weren't this delay which so irritates Frustrated Froggie and others, we would never have known!

    Fifi xxx

  19. At 11:52 AM on 08 Dec 2006, jonnie wrote:

    Now according to this little gem:-


    Eddie Mair is : Brandy butter-Toes
    BigSis is :Floppy Horny-Elf
    and Ed Iglehart is: Smiley Floppy-Toes
    and The Stainless Steel cat crasked the PC

  20. At 11:53 AM on 08 Dec 2006, Mark Intime wrote:

    Belinda (15)
    Aye, there's the moose loose aboot this hoose!

  21. At 11:59 AM on 08 Dec 2006, jonnie wrote:

    WOYW 8


    WOYW 9


  22. At 12:02 PM on 08 Dec 2006, jonnie wrote:

    HaHa Vyle,

    Just seen your post -- we were on the same track :-)

  23. At 12:07 PM on 08 Dec 2006, jonnie wrote:

    WOYW (10) is at :


  24. At 12:19 PM on 08 Dec 2006, Big Sister wrote:

    Jonnie - What a laugh, BUT

    When I tried it just now, I came up as Floppy Brandybutter* and Eddie as Cutie Brandybutter.

    So - we appear to be related, somehow!?

    *Big Sister, not Big Sis.

  25. At 12:20 PM on 08 Dec 2006, Fearless Fred wrote:

    Maybe it's not a moose but one of the reindeer that's escaped from the beach?

    btw jonnie, I tried the name generator, and Fearless Fred comes out as Wriggly Holly-Tinker!!!

  26. At 12:26 PM on 08 Dec 2006, jonnie wrote:

    And what was she thinking :-


    Probably " I know what you are up to -- pretending to send a text message -- you pervert! "

  27. At 12:30 PM on 08 Dec 2006, Ed Iglehart wrote:

    Jopnnie (19)

    And you're cutie fairy! :-)
    Houb Salaam

  28. At 12:30 PM on 08 Dec 2006, Vyle Hernian wrote:


    Thanks for keeping us up to date. Wonder where the missing numbers go. Oh, yes, I've just remembered the long-lost counter.
    Should have thought of that before.

  29. At 12:36 PM on 08 Dec 2006, Big Sister wrote:

    FF: You can tinker with my holly any day!

  30. At 12:37 PM on 08 Dec 2006, Fifi wrote:

    Thanks all for the signposts to WOYWs 8-10. Here are some highlights:


    picture number 65

    Michel Conrad
    A picture of my world at 5pm for the last 4 months and still a few more months to go!
    The picture shows my work reproducing an ancient Roman mosaic of Medusa ~ a picture of the original was generously offered to me by the curator of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston USA.
    I’m a regular listener to all the daily programs from Radio 4 via the internet ~ a creative help to my work.
    More information can be found at www.hand-mosaics.com ~ hope you enjoy it!


    picture number 72

    Roberto C. Alvarez-Galloso
    More photos of Christmas in Miami Florida at different days at 5:00PM Miami Time. This time there are stores with Frosty the Snowman with Frosty Jr., my office with Christmas Decorations and Santa Claus in a store

    picture number 80

    Rufus A. Bairzarce (pronounced Buyers ar chay, obviously)
    I've been a listener since the days of His Breathlessness, William Hardcastle.
    Usually, I'd have been looking at a p.c. monitor surmounted by Snoopy and La-La but today I had a day off work to contemplate doing some jobs around the house.
    By 5.00 pm I had set to work on adjusting my bicycle front brake.

    Fifi xx

  31. At 12:46 PM on 08 Dec 2006, jonnie wrote:

    Off out to see a dress rehersal of the Panto,

    Fifi has sent this through about speeding in Copenhagen

    This seems a strange link and may not work.


    Otherwise it's in Fifi's bits at


  32. At 12:53 PM on 08 Dec 2006, jonnie wrote:

    Re; ED (27)

    Yes I realised I was 'Cutie Fairy'

    Thank you so much for broadcasting it !

  33. At 12:57 PM on 08 Dec 2006, jonnie wrote:

    And Vyle Hernia is :

    Cutie Bunny-Hippoface

    Should we blog under these names for the run up to Christmas :-()

  34. At 01:21 PM on 08 Dec 2006, Ed Iglehart wrote:


    Sorry, but you pointed me to the link!
    Smiley Floppy-Toes

  35. At 01:23 PM on 08 Dec 2006, Floppy Brandybutter wrote:


    Are you SURE about this?

    Enjoy the rehearsal!

  36. At 01:26 PM on 08 Dec 2006, Roberto Carlos Alvarez-Galloso,CPUR wrote:

    I wanted to thank BBC PM for publishing my photos. I would also like to extend my thanks for Fifi Number 30 for her comments.

  37. At 01:30 PM on 08 Dec 2006, Helen Sparkles wrote:

    OK, Helen Sparkles comes out as Lucky Horny-Stockings, completely accurate of course, but wonder if it will be moderated!

  38. At 01:52 PM on 08 Dec 2006, RobbieJohnDo wrote:

    There's something going on here!

    Robbie Do comes out as Cutie Chocolate - I'm not having that.

    My real name though comes out as Lucky Horny. If it's a prediction, I'm much happier.

    Helen Sparkles - are we related?

  39. At 01:57 PM on 08 Dec 2006, Helen Sparkles wrote:

    Did she know her picture was being taken? Was she told afterwards? So many questions...

  40. At 03:18 PM on 08 Dec 2006, Fifi aka 'Fuzzy Dancing-Tinker' wrote:

    Who was it asked me about the picture of Penrith Station on the website?

    Well, the webmeister has put in an unscheduled appearance and proffers the following reply:

    'To the best of my knowledge, it's genuine, but I didn't take it - as usual I found in on t'interweb.

    'So your answer will have to be "We don't know, we just thought it was funny".'

  41. At 04:10 PM on 08 Dec 2006, RobbieJohnDo aka 'Lucky Horny' wrote:


    'Twas me with the Penrith Station Question. If it was genuine, and it looks it, I'd have stolen it - it's classic.

  42. At 04:24 PM on 08 Dec 2006, Fifi aka 'Fuzzy Dancing-Tinker' wrote:

    Roberto : you are very welcome. And it's lovely to have among us froggers from all over the world.

    Fifi xx

  43. At 05:14 PM on 08 Dec 2006, Fifi aka 'Fuzzy Dancing-Tinker' wrote:

    It may have been stolen since it was taken, Lucky Horny ... but even if so, it was there long enough to be snapped and put on the interweb for us to find!

    How's the writing project coming along? You've been fairly quiet today so either you're working on it .. or you're working.


  44. At 08:56 PM on 08 Dec 2006, LadySnorkPenMaiden wrote:

    Well, I don't know. LadySnorkPenMaiden is aka Sneezy Dancing-Noodles, and my REAL name is Tumbleflump Bunny-Sprout. My FULL real name (as given at birth) is, apparently Cutie Dancing-Sprout!

    Ho ho ho. What fun!


  45. At 10:30 PM on 08 Dec 2006, james wrote:

    This blog is getting far too silly. Grow up.

    Wriggly dancing-fairy

  46. At 11:38 PM on 08 Dec 2006, gossipmistress wrote:

    Well mine is Gorgeous Horny-Bum and I don't appear to be related to anybody!!


  47. At 12:23 AM on 09 Dec 2006, james wrote:

    In that case i am related to jonnie - which is impossible - well I think it is

  48. At 12:45 AM on 09 Dec 2006, Helen Sparkles wrote:

    RJD (38) Hah hah, I posted elsewhere, goodness only knows where, to ask if I was indeed your long lost sister who had hypenated when marrying Mr Stocking!

  49. At 01:16 AM on 09 Dec 2006, LadySnorkPenMaiden wrote:

    Yay James (45) - now you're really getting the hang of it :-)


  50. At 01:21 AM on 09 Dec 2006, Helen Sparkles wrote:

    Someone post me that funny name thing link again please, I want to have another go!

  51. At 01:23 PM on 09 Dec 2006, Ed Iglehart wrote:


    It's here, from Jonnie at 19, above.

  52. At 03:54 PM on 09 Dec 2006, Helen Sparkles wrote:

    Thanks Ed (51) I wanted to see what my SO comes out as, he is Brandy butter-Helper & I am relieved to find out I wasn't related to him.

    My real name emerged as Lucky Scrooge-Stockings, bah humbug to that (for the obvious gag), I'm sticking with Lucky Horny-Stockings, far more accurate!

  53. At 06:47 PM on 09 Dec 2006, madmary wrote:

    Mine's Tumbleflump Berry-Cracker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  54. At 08:02 PM on 09 Dec 2006, Helen Sparkles wrote:

    madmary, yours is the absolute winner! Brilliant name, sounds edible too, like a knickerbockerglory

  55. At 11:03 PM on 09 Dec 2006, Aperitif wrote:

    I've just tried it - Aperitif comes out as Squelchy Baubles! Worried, I tried my proper name - Cutie Monster-Elf, which is only slightly better, no? Maiden name makes me Cutie Dancing-Elf.

    I'm far too tall to be an elf and I've only once ever been described as "cute", but I do like dancing...

    My Dad comes out as Scrummy Brandy butter-Tummy! How fab is that???

    That cheered me up, anyway, thanks!

  56. At 11:10 PM on 09 Dec 2006, valery p wrote:

    Hee, hee - mine is Tumbleflump Floppy-Hippoface! or even Tumbleflump Holly-Hippoface, from my real name, which is more Christmassy, and less floppy.....

  57. At 12:05 AM on 10 Dec 2006, Helen Sparkles wrote:

    Valery P & madmary are twins! Yipee

  58. At 09:12 AM on 10 Dec 2006, Fearless Fred (or is it Wriggly Holly-Tinker?) wrote:

    Well, I've just tried my real name, and it comes out as Cutie Twinkle-helper. I think I'll stick with Wriggly Holly-Tinker... It sounds more like me, I think, don't you?

  59. At 10:16 AM on 10 Dec 2006, madmary wrote:

    Helen, you and I are separated at birth, you are related to RJD, and I appear to be related to Val P. Does that mean we on the blog are all long lost siblings to each other? That would make for a wonderful British movie.


  60. At 12:41 PM on 10 Dec 2006, valery p (Tumbleflump Holly-Hippoface) wrote:

    Let's get RJD and Lady Snork Pen to write the screen play?

  61. At 09:41 PM on 10 Dec 2006, Helen Sparkles wrote:

    I knew there was a reason I felt so at home, I was, & there is definitely another radio play in it for Lady P. & RJD!

  62. At 02:43 AM on 11 Dec 2006, Helen Sparkles wrote:

    FF, you are definitely a wriggly tinker & Valerie P is joint winner with madmary for me!

  63. At 03:56 PM on 11 Dec 2006, valery p (Tumbleflump Holly-Hippoface) wrote:

    Sparkly Helen, even your day-to-day name makes me feel Christmassy!

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